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Blanchette

Blanchette

A sepia-toned slice of France, brought to Soho by brothers Maxime, Yannis and Malik, Blanchette is a constant reminder of the simple pleasures in life. Rustically scruffy, long-sticked candles sit atop reclaimed wood tables, around which are mismatched, could-be-comfier chairs, but no matter - you’ll be so preoccupied with the menu and brocante bric-a-brac, that you’ll barely notice.

Yashin Ocean House

Yashin Ocean House

There’s something incongruent about Yashin Ocean House. If it weren’t for the flashing of blades and the dehydrated hanging fish, you’d be forgiven for thinking it not a premium sushi house, but an original breed private members club…

Sweet Like Chocolate

Sweet Like Chocolate

Cognac truffles or dark chocolate puddles? Enrobed ginger or caramelised hazelnuts? Dizzy praline or billionaire’s shortbread? Whatever your penchant, chocolatier and cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat has it all.

The Big Squeeze

The Big Squeeze

When you think of cold-pressed juice and coconut sugar, Paris is not what springs to mind. But in the city famed for its saccharine pastries and almond-stuffed dacquoise, times are a-changin’. Louise Binns caught up with the founder of Juice Lab, Mandarine Rouff, to get the lowdown on how she’s shaking up the French health food scene.

In Conversation With: Camille Fourmont of La Buvette

In Conversation With: Camille Fourmont of La Buvette

Self-confessed gourmet aficionado and proprietor of La Buvette - the petite organic wine bar perched in Paris’s 11th arrondissement - Camille Fourment pulls no punches when it comes to quality. Louise Binns sat down with the woman behind the zinc-capped bar to talk wine-pairing and setting up shop in Paris.

Mr Fogg's

Mr Fogg's

A lion, a crocodile, an elephant and a writer are in a bar. No, this isn't the start of an avant-garde joke. It's a factual, albeit not all-telling, description of Mr Fogg's. Mayfair's hottest hangout packed to the rafters with refined media-types, restless city-boys and resting (stuffed) big game.

 Little Bao Takeover at Soho Kitchen & Bar

Little Bao Takeover at Soho Kitchen & Bar

Soho Kitchen & Bar are treating diners to a taste of Little Bao, the restaurant that kicked off the global Chinese burger trend, with a pop-up between the 7th and 13th September.

Cromlix

Cromlix

Despite its owner’s surly demeanor, Cromlix – Andy Murray’s hotel and restaurant – radiates nothing but warmth.

The Grill at The Dorchester

The Grill at The Dorchester

The Dorchester needs no introduction (if it doesn't sound familiar, you're probably in the wrong place…) and so we'll spare you the blow-by-blow description of all that's great and good about the London grand dame. Instead, we'll skip straight to the upscale New York-inspired grill fare.

Refuel

Refuel

Dominated by a striking, pewter-topped bar, this Kit Kemp designed pit stop is housed within the Soho Hotel, just off Wardour Street. 

The World's End Market

The World's End Market

If you're the sort of person that's often overheard passionately ranting about "proper British food" then we've got a real wholesome treat for you.

Le Chalet at Selfridges

Le Chalet at Selfridges

Escaping London is at the forefront of most minds at this dull, dreary and downright cold time of year but thankfully we've found you the alpine dining hub of your dreams and it's right here in the city.

Monzu

Monzu

In a secluded corner of Capri sits Punta Tragara... If you’re looking for something truly spectacular, you’ve come to the right place.

Radio Rooftop Bar

Radio Rooftop Bar

Plush white seating, smooth steel tables and candle-filled lanterns, this lively rooftop hangout draws in a seriously sophisticated crowd.

Barnyard

Barnyard

A canvas of distressed timber and iron is brightened by crimson bar stools and hints of greenery, crafting a casual air that puts it on the map as a go-to snacking spot whatever the time of day.

Punch Room

Punch Room

There’s an impressive collection of spirits but it’s safe to say that the expertly blended punches steal the show.

Angler Rooftop Terrace

Angler Rooftop Terrace

This summer-perfect city haunt brings a little taste of Provence to Moorgate. 

Belair House

Belair House

Crystal chandeliers hang from the high ceilings, red carpets wind up the stairways and the beautiful copper bar stands out for its elegance.

Dukes Bar

Dukes Bar

Famed as Ian Fleming’s local, it is said that Dukes Bar is the inspiration behind the expression ‘shaken, not stirred’.